24-hour bandh called against Manipur ambush

Imphal: An organisation of women vendors on Friday brought out a rally and called for a 24-hour Manipur bandh from 7 PM on Friday evening to protest against the killing of three policemen in Chandel district on Thursday.
Kh Mangi, vice-president of Khwairamband Keithel Saktam Kanba Lup, also demanded that the Centre remove NSCN(IM) from Manipur immediately,  failing which it would intensify the agitation.
Three policemen were killed and 14 others injured in ambush at two places as the United Naga Council (UNC) was gearing up for a mass rally in four Naga dominated districts of the state.
They are protesting against creation of the seven districts in the state by the O Ibobi Singh-led government.
Earlier, women vendors from Khwairambandh market here downed their shutters and hit the streets.
They shouted slogans, displayed placards against NSCN (IM) for their alleged involvement in Thursday’s attacks. (PTI)

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